Doodlebug Design Americana | Mid Week Mojo Tulip #5

Tulip - Week 5 of 10

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The summer season is descending upon us. Even though here in Utah we are having rainstorm after rainstorm I am still looking forward to outdoor family parties, bar-b-cues and all things warm and happy. The Americana Collections from Doodlebug Design put me in a summer fun mood almost immediately. Then I found this pic from last summer with the cute Jovi ready for a party and I just had to use it for today's Mid Week Mojo!

Here is the layout:

Here is the sketch:

With all of the fun papers included in this kit - embossed, flocked, patterned - I wanted to figure out a way to use as many of the patterns and textures as possible. I decided to create a sort of quilt effect for all of the patterns and use the flocked papers as bold color accents attached to the embossed background paper.

I've always had a challenge with leaving white space on a layout, but I faced my fear and tried it out on this one. The included embellishments added such a fun focal point to bring your eye to this awesome photo.

After creating my flocked paper doily I wanted to add some of the fun and colorful embellishments to the page. While this space would also be great for a photo I had a blast with the stickers, pop dots and ribbon.

While the title may seem an obvious match to this collection, I love the scripty words on this sticker title and how the space lent itself to more embellishments.

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A big congrats to Nicole Paul, you are last week's winner!

Please send an email to and include your address and tell them you are our Mid Week Mojo Winner and we will send some scrapbook swag your way!

To enter to win this week’s prize, complete this sketch (Tulip #5) and have it posted somewhere online by 11:59 PM MST May 26th. Leave a comment on this blog post with the link to your Tulip #5 creation.

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